The year is progressing quickly and we would like to keep members updated on the timelines for the introduction of the new emissions standards.
Please be aware that this is a “best guess”. Cabinet reshuffles or an early election would change our advice.
The draft legislation should be completed around April, at which time there will be consultation with OPEA and other parties. That should see the Bill introduced by the Environment Minister in May and passed by the Senate in June. The Regulations, which contain all the important details, will follow shortly after, perhaps July.
Canberra have heard our advice and we have heard no objections. OPEA has recommended implementation of Phase 2 in July 2017, and the introduction of Evaporative standards and implementation of Phase 3 in July of 2019 (in line with EU).
OPEA are continuing to support our members and the sector generally across several issues to ensure the sustainability of our Industry and that the new laws are not an excessive burden on business.
OPEA Executive Committee